The all-new S-TYPE Twin Turbo 2.7 Diesel
The introduction of an all-new, state-of-the-art V6 diesel engine marks yet another milestone in the evolution of Jaguar’s S-TYPE premium executive saloon.
The arrival of the twin-turbo Aluminium Jaguar Diesel (AJD)-V6 engine means that, for the first time, Southern African S-TYPE buyers will be able to choose diesel power as an alternative to the existing three petrol engine derivatives.
Embracing diesel in the new S-TYPE is a natural progression for Jaguar, with modern diesel engines delivering the refined performance customers of the marque demand.
The all-new AJD-V6 is a superb example of a state-of-the-art diesel engine and perfectly complements the advanced technical attributes and sporting character of the S-TYPE. The engine is EU Stage IV compliant with a Carbon Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF), which reduces particulate emissions.
The engine specifications make for impressive reading. The four-cam, 24-valve, twin-turbo V6 features the second generation common-rail direct injection and super-fast piezo-electric injector operation. Two electronically controlled turbochargers boost output to 153 kW DIN and a phenomenal 435 Nm DIN of torque. Drivers enjoy quiet, relaxed cruising and an instant surge of overtaking power the moment they flex their right foot.
This combination of substantial power and torque gives the new S-TYPE Diesel huge mid-range flexibility and refinement. True to Jaguar tradition, it is relaxed when cruising, yet pleasingly rapid cross-country. The new S-TYPE Diesel offers very accomplished performance: the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint takes just 8,6 seconds in the automatic, at a top speed of 227km/h.
Introducing the new V6 Diesel does much more than simply broaden the S-TYPE range – it makes Jaguar accessible to a significant number of premium saloon buyers who will only consider a diesel car.
Strong performance is an inherent characteristic of the new V6 Diesel engine, but the accompanying levels of refinement are even more impressive.
The Diesel-engined S-TYPE will be offered in South Africa with a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. The transmission is developed to maximise both the performance and great flexibility of the 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 engine.
By any standards, the 2.7-litre V6 diesel engine for the S-TYPE is an advanced design. Achieving an engine installation that satisfies or exceeds all engineering requirements is easier if the engine itself is exemplary, and the all-new 2.7-litre AJD-V6 can lay claim to that accolade.
The use of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) in the engine structure ensures outstanding strength, durability and – of particular relevance in a diesel engine – low weight. Because less material is needed to construct a CGI block than a conventional cast iron block, the engine is both lighter and shorter. Having a lighter engine helps to reduce fuel consumption and improve the vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio for better acceleration.
In short, the S-TYPE has a new diesel engine that provides exactly what Jaguar customers want: the best engine in the best car.
The all-new diesel model is a logical and welcome addition to the S-TYPE range. It complements perfectly the existing 3.0-litre V6 and 4.2-litre V8 models, offering S-TYPE customers the choice of diesel power without sacrifice.
But perhaps most crucially, whether petrol or diesel, the new S-TYPE retains its unique Jaguar personality: a combination of bold, athletic styling, driver-focused performance, outstanding comfort and refinement, and unrivalled emotional appeal underpinned by outstanding driving dynamics.
The New S-TYPE at a glance
Recommended retail price from R460 000
Includes a 5 year / 100 000 km Maintenance Plan
Includes 24-hour AA Roadside Assistance
|Cylinders/valves per cylinder||6/4|
|Capacity||2 720 cc|
|Maximum power (DIN)||153 kW @ 4 000 rpm|
|Maximum torque (DIN)||435 Nm @ 1 900 rpm|
|Compression ratio||1 : 17,3|
|Acceleration||0 – 100 km/h in 8,6 sec|
|Top speed||227 km/h|
|Extra urban||6,2 ℓ/100km|
|Carbon dioxide emissions||208 g/km|
|Fuel Tank capacity||68 ℓ|
|Electric Park Brake (EPB)|
|Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)|
|Front fog lights|
|Automatic head lights|
|Heated exterior mirrors with electric adjustment|
|Automatic climate control|
|Jaguar sound system|
|Single slot CD player with CD auto changer|
|Leather/wood steering wheel|
|Wooden gear knob|
|Folding 40/60 split rear seats|
|Front cup holders|
|Adaptive Restraints Technology System (A.R.T.S,)|
|Airbags, front and side (driver & front passenger)|
|Side curtain airbags|
|Reverse Park Control|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)|
|Energy absorbent seating system|
|Seatbelt pre-tensioners, front and rear|
|ISOfix anchor points for rear child seat|
|Remote control central locking with drive-away locking|
|Security system with intrusion and perimetric alarm with engine immobiliser|
|Bluetooth pre-wire or connectivity|
|Navigation system with DVD mapping and a 180 mm touch-screen|
|Kerb weight||1 790 kg|
|Gross vehicle weight||2 275 kg|
|Permitted rood load||75 kg|
|Permitted trailer load, unbraked||750 kg|
|Permitted trailer load, braked||1 850 kg|
|Permitted towbar download||75 kg|
|Turning circle||11,48 m|
|Boot volume||400 ℓ VDA|
|Boot volume with rear seats folded||810 ℓ|